Assessing Reading

Multiple Measures for Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Therapy Publications

ISBN: 9781571284648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 4249

Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Author: Bill Honig,Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn

Publisher: Arena Press

ISBN: 9781571286901

Category: Education

Page: 826

View: 6333

"Prepare students for future success by using effective reading instruction that's proven to work. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated second edition is an indispensable resource that combines evidence-based research with actionable instructional strategies. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, university." -- back cover.

Assessing Reading

Author: J. Charles Alderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521590000

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 398

View: 5749

Written by a leading authority in both language testing, and in the nature of reading in a second or foreign language, this book is the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of the assessment of reading in a foreign or second language. It is unique in that it reviews theory, research and practice in the assessment of reading. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to assess the reading ability of language learners. It provides the novice with a comprehensive overview of the basic tenets of reading assessment, and the expert with an in-depth discussion of the major issues in the field.

Word ID

Assessment Across Content Areas: Grades 6-12

Author: Linda Gutlohn,Frances Bessellieu

Publisher: Academic Therapy Publications

ISBN: 9781571288264

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6867

The texts that secondary students encounter across the disciplines contain a high percentage of multisyllabic words. But many adolescents still struggle withmultisyllabic word identification—a skill that’s critical for reading and understanding complex academic texts. Quickly identify students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification with Word ID, a collection of12 discipline-specific formative assessments. For use with students in Grades 6—12, these research-based assessments provide the data teachers need toguide their instructional decisions. Based on the authors’ groundbreaking research that analyzed the morphemes in 4,500 content-area words, Word ID assesses students’ ability to decode complex words within four specific academic areas:English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. For each content area, there are three quick and easy assessments for testing the whole class, identifying students who need further assessment, and pinpointing specific areas of concern. A simple and highly effective way to determine which students need extra help with decoding, Word ID is the first step toward helping students master the multisyllabic word reading they’ll need for college and career. Word ID HELPS YOU: Identify students struggling with word identification—a skill that’s often overlooked at the secondary level Assess students within an RTI or other multi-tiered framework Meet CCSS Reading Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education Easily collect and share assessment information with the Student and Class Profile Forms Make instructional decisions based on solid data (includes tools and resources to aid decision-making) Take important steps toward helping students read and understand complex academic texts

Book Smart

How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Author: Anne E. Cunningham, PhD,Jamie Zibulsky, PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 5229

Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling,Rhia Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470230797

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 1546

A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment

Reading Comprehension Boosters

100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy, Grades 3-5

Author: Thomas G. Gunning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470399929

Category: Education

Page: 465

View: 5326

An effective resource for improving young students'comprehension skills With 100 high-interest reading activities, this book is designedto help students gain fundamental comprehension skills so they cansucceed in reading complex and varied types of texts. Each lessonincludes a brief reading selection followed by questions,multiple-choice selections, and thinking and writing activities.The activities, all on reproducible worksheets, can be used to giveindividual students or groups extra practice, or as supplementalskill-building and test-prep activities for the full class. Activities are grouped within seven units, each focusing on animportant aspect of comprehension Units increase in difficulty level so that students gainproficiency as they work through the material High-interest themes include stories about robots, animalhelpers, space, and famous people Offers activities that build the advanced cognitive skillscalled for in the National Assessment of Education Progress(NAEP) Each lesson includes a teacher section with guidance on how tointroduce the activities to students and support them in theirreading practices.

Vocabulary Handbook

Author: Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557669285

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 4585

Part textbook, part practical handbook, this must–have resource from the trusted Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE) will help every literacy teacher understand key research on vocabulary instruction, put best practices to work in any classroom,

Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Cathleen G. Spinelli

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137146246

Category: Computers

Page: 201

View: 6022

An easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment. This practical, teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions on choosing and administering classroom assessments; analyzing, interpreting, rating, and monitoring results; and reporting student progress. Whether new to authentic or informal assessment, or strongly familiar with traditional testing, this book will interpret and guide the teaching professional on how to integrate cutting-edge assessment measures seamlessly into their daily teaching schedule. The book is chock-full of the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and methods of reporting to parents. Busy teachers will appreciate the clear, accessible writing style and how easily the book helps them to determine what test to use, the specific diagnostic questions to ask, the classroom materials that will be needed, clearly informed administration strategies, and the explicit examples that are included and can be taken straight from the page to the real classroom. Keenly focused on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, including the why, what, and how of testing, it furthermore gives directions on how to construct, administer, and score assessments as well as how to interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results to families and school support personnel. Another key feature includes suggested interventions to use when test results indicate that specific skills have been mastered, are emerging, or need to be introduced. An ideal book for school administrators, supervisors, and remedial specialists, and for those implementing Response to Intervention (RI), it is most appropriate for professional development and in-service practicing teachers who want an easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment.

Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction

Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions

Author: Susan M. Smartt,Deborah R. Glaser

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598570960

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4962

Accessible, teacher friendly guide that provides teachers with a blueprint for instruction targeted toward improving students' reading skills based on results of formative assessments.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Author: Sally A. Spencer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483393070

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5118

Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

A Guide to 100 Tests for Special Education

Author: Carolyn Compton

Publisher: Fearon/Janus/Quercus

ISBN: 9780835916110

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 647

This indispensable professional resource includes comprehensive coverage of every major test in special education --- 100 tests in all! With easy-to-understand test descriptions, test excerpts, and examples and guidelines for interpreting results, this book is a must-have for all special education professionals.

Teambuilding That Gets Results

Essential Plans and Activities for Creating Effective Teams

Author: Linda Eve Diamond,Harriet Diamond

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402216904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 7093

Expert advice plus activities, in one easy guide.

Reading Observation Scale (ROS)

Author: J. Lee Widerholt,Donald D. Hammill,Virginia L. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602510166


Page: 35

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Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612262

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 3309

Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson’s principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K-6

Author: Martha Clare Hougen,Susan M. Smartt

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598572056

Category: Education

Page: 301

View: 7118

Teach fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K through sixth grade with this introductory reading textbook, filled with cutting-edge research, best-practice guidelines, and practical classroom examples and exercises.


Integrated Decoding and Spelling Instruction Based on Word Origin and Word Structure

Author: Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Pro Ed

ISBN: 9781416404415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 5611

Fluency in the Classroom

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn,Paula J. Schwanenflugel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593855737

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 5097

Offers two distinct approaches to oral reading instruction that can be incorporated into primary-grade literacy curricula and includes lesson plan ideas, vignettes and examples, and reproducibles.

Reading Comprehension

Strategies for Independent Learners

Author: Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Donna Ogle

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385756X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 1945

This practical resource and widely used text presents a wealth of research-based approaches to comprehension instruction. The authors offer specific classroom practices that help K-9 students compare and evaluate print and online sources, develop vocabulary, build study and test-taking skills, and become motivated readers.

Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction

Helping Every Child Succeed (with MyEducationLab)

Author: D. Ray Reutzel,Robert B. Cooter, Jr.

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131381513

Category: Education

Page: 453

View: 4707

This best-selling book is a ready-reference for teachers of reading, a highly popular core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and an ideal guide for ongoing professional development workshops. The unique format of the book, with its IF/THEN Strategy Guides that help readers quickly match student needs to research-proven strategies, make it a quick, effective, “point-of-teaching” resource of up to date information, strategies, and suggestions. In Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction Readers can quickly turn to current information on evidence-based assessment and instruction and find ways to assess, teach, and organize for effective and comprehensive reading instruction.